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Spoonbill, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
Spoonbill(Platalea leucorodia)
North Bull Island, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
March 10th, 2013.
Ivory Gull, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Ivory Gull(Pagophila eburnea)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
January 11th, 2014.
Black Scoter, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Black Scoter(Melanitta americana)
Rossbeigh, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
January 11th, 2015.
Video available here
Twite, Co. Sligo, Ireland.
Twite(Carduelis flavirostris)
Raghly Harbour, Co. Sligo, Ireland.
December 6th, 2009.
Citrine Wagtail, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Citrine Wagtail(Motacilla citreola)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
June 1st, 2006.
American Golden Plover, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
American Golden Plover(Pluvialis dominica)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
August 30th, 2002.
Montagu's Harrier, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Montagu's Harrier(Circus pygargus)
Great Saltee Island, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
May 10th, 2008.
Grey Phalarope, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Grey Phalarope(Phalaropus fulicarius)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
September 13th, 2008.
Sedge Warbler, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Sedge Warbler(Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
Churchtown, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
September 6th, 2013.
European Stonechat, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
European Stonechat(Saxicola rubicola)
Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
November 6th, 2016.
Sand Martin, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Sand Martin(Riparia riparia)
Tacumshin Lake, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
July 12th, 2013.
Grey Heron, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
Grey Heron(Ardea cinerea)
Swords, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
February 1st, 2015.
Purple Sandpiper, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Purple Sandpiper(Calidris maritima)
Carne, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
November 30th, 2013.
Mistle Thrush, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
Mistle Thrush(Turdus viscivorus)
Rosslare Strand, Co. Wexford, Ireland.
January 15th, 2017.
Common Buzzard, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
Common Buzzard(Buteo buteo)
Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
February 8th, 2015.
Robin, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Robin(Erithacus rubecula)
Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, Ireland.
October 19th, 2013.
PAST IRISH RARE BIRDS
on 24th March
2012 Baillon’s Crake, Wexford
1998 Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Antrim
1986 Bonaparte’s Gull, Wexford
1954 Royal Tern, Dublin
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Baillon's Crake
Great Saltee Island, Wexford. 2012.
3rd Irish Record
Scandinavian Rock Pipit
Sandy Bay, Larne Harbour, Antrim. 1998.
9th Irish Record. 5th NI Record
Bonaparte's Gull
Wexford Harbour, Wexford. 1986.
8th Irish Record
Royal Tern
North Bull Island, Dublin. 1954.
Tideline corpse assigned to Category D3. 1st Irish Record. 1st European Record
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FIRST WP RECORDS
on 24th March:
Royal Tern, North Bull Island, Co. Dublin, Ireland. 24th March, 1954.
Picked up dead. First European record and just possibly first WP record of nominate North American race. Breeding range extends just inside the WP border at Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania
Ruttledge, R.F. 1955. 2nd Annual Report 1954. Irish Bird Report 1(2): 17